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Confronting the Immediacy of Now: How Manufacturers Are Using Next-gen ERP to Meet the Need for Speed

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First to market. Fastest to respond to customer demand. Fastest to innovate. Just consider how business is consumed with the demand for speed. We even create new terms and acronyms—such as fast-moving consumer goods (FMCGs) or quick-service restaurants (QSRs)—to reflect this dynamic. So how do you ensure your own enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution is enabling you to meet the need for speed? Download this white paper to find out. Read More

Making Business Intelligence Easy: Agile Business Intelligence

There is a gap between traditional BI systems and modern business analytics and reporting needs, and agile BI can help bridge that gap. A methodology and technology that enables organizations to respond with flexibility and immediacy to changing reporting and analytics needs, demand for Agile BI is growing quickly. Read this white paper to find out why you need agile BI and how to use it to achieve agile development.  Read More

5 Methods for Managing Your Millennials

The millennial generation is having a large impact on today’s workforce. Including anyone born between 1980 and 2000, there were 80 million millennials in the United States as of 2012, and roughly half of them were already in the workforce. That percentage will only continue to grow, and smart companies are learning how to better handle this group of employees, as millennials differ from their baby boomer counterparts in how they approach their careers in many ways.

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Retail Retold: How the Internet of Things Is Evolving Omnichannel Retail

Most merchants and consumers have adjusted to the multi-device, multichannel environment known as omnichannel retailing. But there are real challenges that the omnichannel environment brings to the retail industry, even before considering how the Internet of Things (IoT) will amplify the complexity. P.J. Jakovljevic and Raluca Druta report on how the IoT is altering the retail world. Read More

Where Has All the Service Gone?

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  • Written By: Carla Reed
  • Published: November 2 2004
For some reason, once a product moves into the retail channel, most manufacturers lose control. The retailer abdicates responsibility. When faced with a problem, the consumer is alone! What happened to the lifetime value of the customer? This article examines the lapses and promises in providing service to the end customer. Read More

Manhattan Associates Offers Cloud Supply Chain Software Partnerships

For more than a decade, Manhattan Associates has offered cloud supply chain software for applications such as its transportation management system, and now partnerships with two of the biggest supply chain vendors on the market are signaling the company’s move into supply chain commerce solutions in the cloud. In this blog post principal analyst PJ Jakovljevic discusses the current cloud WMS value prop and Manhattan's cloud strategy and offerings, and looks at where cloud WMS could be headed.  Read More

Competuition: Teach Competition to Your Procurement Process

High-profile corporate scandal has resulted in laws such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, to monitor business practices. To help safeguard against unethical practices during procurement, entities are also adopting elements from the US Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). Read More

Food and Drug Safety: Prevention Better Than Cure (For Sure) - Part 1

Food production and distribution is a serious and strategic business, and I am not aware of anyone in my surroundings that takes it lightly; food can not only delight us, but can also make us quite sick and indisposed. While my inner circles (pets included) have luckily not been casualties of recent salmonella, E.coli, and whatnot outbreaks from tainted chilly peppers, tomatoes, spinach, pet food, Read More

Identifying the ROI of a Software Application for SCM Part 1: We Need To Know Now

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  • Written By: Mark Wells
  • Published: July 13 2001
If you are not experiencing organizational stress in some of the areas where the benefits may occur, then perhaps a decision to invest in supply chain management software should be postponed. If you do have some pain in one or more of these areas, then you can follow the concepts in this article to understand the potential of supply chain management software to fix the cause of the pain and improve your bottom line. This part discusses the challenge of limited time to perform analysis. Read More

Progress Software Revs Up to Higher RPM via Savvion - Part 3

Part 1 of this blog series began with an analysis of the recent merger of Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS) and Savvion Inc. Progress has this way made a large leap into the business process management (BPM) space, from where it had been notably absent. The article summarized that Savvion BusinessManager 7.5 [evaluate this product] is one of the most mature BPM suites in the still Read More
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